Friday, October 30, 2009

A view from across the Ali Wai Canal

Across the Canal 8 x 10 inches acrylic on canvas
This is looking across the waters of the Ali Wai Canal in Waikiki Honolulu. It was a cloudy morning with a warm misty rain gently caressing the distant blue mountains. This is such a beautiful place!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Diamond Head Waikiki

Diamond Head Waikiki 2009 acrylic on canvas
I hear the drums of the islands calling me.......maybe it is time for a another trip to Hawaii.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Samoan Girl

Samoan Girl 30 x 34 inches acrylic on canvas 2009
On the island of Oahu, there is a institution known as the Polynesian Cultural Center. The center provides an entertaining and educational experience of many Pacific Island cultures. Each culture is represented by young people attending nearby Brigham Young University. This painting is of a young Samoan hula dancer. I took several liberties as this is not an individual person, but a composite of several girls from Samoa. The beach and distant islands (the Mokuluas), are of Lanikai Beach.